Lady Marauders crush Tigers in doubleheader

By Paul Boggs -

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — Simply put, the Lady Marauders made Marietta’s day at Dreams Field a nightmare.

That’s because host Meigs had no trouble with the non-league Tigers in Saturday’s softball doubleheader, sweeping the twinbill by crushing the Tigers 16-2 in the opener and 24-1 in the nightcap.

Both contests were called following the fifth inning with the 10-run mercy rule.

The Marauders moved to 11-2 with the victories, marking their third and fourth consecutive.

In the opener, the Marauders erupted for seven runs in the second inning and nine in the third.

Alliyah Pullins pitched for the complete-game victory, facing 20 total batters while giving up four hits and hitting one with nine strikeouts.

She also helped herself at the plate with a two-run home run in the third.

Morgan Lodwick led the Lady Marauders with three hits, as Pullins, Devyn Oliver, Sadie Fox and Peyton Rowe racked up two apiece.

Fox finished with four runs batted in, including three on a bases-clearing double in the third.

Oliver amounted three RBI, with Pullins on her home run and Rowe and Lodwick each earning two.

In the second game, Meigs scored six runs in the first, three in the second, 10 in the third and finally four in the fourth.

Pullins again had a great game at the dish, leading the Marauders with four hits and seven runs batted in, including a triple and two doubles.

Oliver, Lodwick and Danielle Morris added three hits apiece, as Lodwick and Morris mustered three RBI while Oliver scored four times.

Maddison Woodyard and Lodwick split the pitching duties, as Woodyard worked the opening three innings, allowing an earned run in the second.

She gave up three hits and a walk with one strikeout, as Marietta combined two singles and the walk for its only run.

Lodwick pitched the final two innings and faced seven Tigers, striking out the first five batters she saw.

She allowed a single on the next at-bat, but ended the game with a defensive assist.

Meigs returned to Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division action on Monday at Athens.

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

By Paul Boggs